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March 20, 2020 42 min
Are you stuck when it comes to crafter a super villain for your novel? In today's episode, we talk about our favorite villains, what makes them realistic, and strategies you can use to create your own super villain. IN EPISODE 24 YOU WILL LEARN: Why your villain shouldn't be evil just for the sake of being evil. Using Thanos as an example of a villain who is relatable.Three questions you should ask you villain: Who are you? What happened? What are the decisions you should make?How to humanize your villain by using life decisions.Differentiating between a hero and a villain when bad decisions are made. Making your character likable even when they make mistakes. Links mentioned in the show: Disney Game: VillainousOnce Upon a Time - TV ShowThe Festival of Trial and Ember (Faerie Festival Series Book 1) by Logan MiehlThe Mortal Instruments Series by Cassandra ClareThe Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins GIVEAWAY! We'd love to hear from you! Leave a comment below or tag us on Instagram with your #1 takeaway from this week's episode. Each month we'll pick one person to win access to one of our paid workshops. HOSTS CORNER Stephanie BwaBwa is having a lot of fun working on her story, sticking to her outline and allowing room for new things to happen. She has also been going through Pinterest and creating mood boards. View one of her mood boards here. Angela J. Ford is enjoying working on the 2nd half of Fated and excited about her adult fairy tale serial. Learn more about her serial here. REGISTER FOR A WORKSHOP Workshops are designed for career authors who want in depth training on certain topics to help you take your career to the next level.  Join us each month to dig into writing, publishing and book marketing strategies for only $27.99 plus access to the exclusive community. April Workshop: How to Get Reviews on Amazon – --- Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/indieauthorlifestyle/support
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